“Transparent” creator Jill Soloway used her Emmy award win as a platform to slam presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Soloway, who took Best Director in a Comedy Series for her groundbreaking Amazon series, did not mince words when asked to offer her sentiments on the Republican nominee.
“Jews were ‘otherized’ in Nazi Germany to gain political power for Hitler and now Donald Trump is doing the same thing. He’s ‘otherizing’ people,” Soloway said.
“He calls women pigs if they don’t look like beauty pageant contestants. He blames Muslims and Mexicans for our problems. He makes fun of disabled people. This is ‘otherizing’ with a capital ‘O’ … He needs to be called out at every chance he gets for being one of the most dangerous monsters to ever approach our lifetimes,” the “Transparent” showrunner continued.
In her acceptance speech, Soloway underscored the importance of taking oppressed groups and making them the heroes of narratives that accurately represent their “lived lives.”
Donald Trump, she said, is a threat to those lives, “a complete dangerous monster and any moment that I have to call Trump out for being an inheritor to Hitler, I will.”
The third season of “Transparent” premieres Sept. 23 on Amazon Prime.